Horoscope: September 19, 2016

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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Long ago you learnt the importance of assessing the nature of any situation before attempting to make changes or deal with issues. Not only is that vital, your birthday chart also accents the importance of taking things at a slow pace and studying the actual situation as if you’d never before encountered it. There have been numerous changes, and in ways you’d never have imagined. What you learn from this process will be as rewarding as it is surprising.

Aries (March 20 – April 18)

There are few more positive planetary alliances than the recent link between your ruler Mars and the planet of innovation, Uranus, which is positioned in Aries. This indicates both that existing plans will proceed easily and, as importantly, the likelihood of fantastic, if unexpected, ideas and offers coming your way.

Taurus (April 19 – May 19)

To you, as a Taurus, planning ahead isn’t just wise, it enables you to sidestep potential difficulties. Still, even you couldn’t have anticipated the unexpected events triggered by your ruler Venus’ recent clash with the unpredictable Uranus. While disruptive, these events are worth exploring. They’ll lead to exciting experiences and encounters.

Gemini (May 20 – June 19)

While every sign is influenced by the unsettling but exciting events sparked by September’s two eclipses, on the 1st and 16th, you may have found them puzzling. Worrying as what arises can be, those mysteries owe more to the confusion triggered by your ruler Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which ends this Thursday.

Cancer (June 20 – July 21)

During this period of change, seemingly solid arrangements have come undone, often overnight, while those you’d have regarded as vulnerable have ridden out the storm. However, with the current cycle of unsettling planetary activity triggering twists and turns until the month’s close, unexpected developments could alter everything.

Leo (July 22 – August 21)

With both Jupiter, on the 9th, and, later this week, your ruler the Sun moving into one of the most inquisitive portions of your chart, you’ll feel restless. This could involve your everyday activities. But it’s more likely you’ll have the urge to take up something new, challenging and exciting.

Virgo (August 22 – September 21)

The powerful Virgo eclipsed New Moon, on September 1, kick-started a cycle of intense change. Looking back, you’re surprised and delighted by how much you’ve done and dealt with. Now the focus shifts to new ideas, some so thrilling you don’t know what to think about them, at least not yet.

Libra (September 22 – October 21)

Since late August there’s been an intense planetary focus on the most strategic portion of your chart. While, you’ve an instinct for when to address issues and, equally, when to say little, you’ve had to be especially cautious. Frustrating as this was then, you’re now benefitting, and in wonderful ways.

Scorpio (October 22 – November 20)

Although this is a complex week astrologically for every sign, in your case there’s a single, dominate theme. This is the insightful thoughts and frank conversations triggered by the rare case of Mercury brilliantly aspecting your ruler Pluto twice, within two days. You’ll be both inspired and voice those feelings wisely.

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

Currently, there’s lots of confusion in the world around you, in others’ lives and in your own. Usually, you’d conduct a swift review, personally and in joint matters, then forget about it. However, with your ruler Jupiter having moved into a new sign on the 9th, a more extensive review would be timely and wise.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)

In early August the forthright Mars moved into the most strategic portion of your chart, beginning a cycle that’s focused on tricky personal issues and complex situations involving others. Challenging as dealing with these was initially, you’ve handled most. Still, a few remain. The sooner you tackle them, the better.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Unsettling as the sudden changes triggered by Mars’ recent powerful link to your ruler Uranus are, there’s no question these are worth your while. They include ideas you’ve been exploring but also other elements you hadn’t thought of. These are better than anything you’d conceived possible. Waste no time on debate. Move swiftly.

Pisces (February 19 – March 19)

The second of September’s two eclipses may have been a few days ago. But because it was also the Pisces Full Moon, you’ve had plenty to think about. This includes the shake-up triggered by all eclipses. But even more important are questions about certain elements of your life you’ve regarded as unchanging.